But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:00

Why a Pastor Needs to Learn His Context

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March 21, 2018 by: Jeff Higbieimage

To the North Dakotans, Become as a North Dakotan

To faithfully pastor those who are culturally different from you, the first thing you should do is learn as much as you can about your context. Start by getting to know the people in your church. If possible...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:00

8 Theses on Christians and Twitter

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March 21, 2018 by: Read Mercer Schuchardtimage

Keeping Words Short and Tweet

This month, Twitter celebrates its 12th anniversary. Short, pithy, snarky statements are the currency of Twitter, but, how should Christians engage? Should Christians use Twitter at all? Is there anything, good, noble,...

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March 20, 2018 by: Matthew McCulloughimage

What is Church?

The Bible describes the local church as the engine of God’s work in the world. It is a kingdom of people who want to honor and serve God as King in all of life (Matthew 16, 18, 28). It is a family of those adopted by God and bound...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:00

15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

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March 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

In 15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me, real pastors get honest about the joys and challenges of the first five years of pastoral ministry—and how they bridged the gap between seminary training and life in a local church.

1. Knowledge and credentials...

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Saturday, 17 March 2018 21:00

Embrace Life's Repetitiveness

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March 18, 2018 by: David Gibsonimage

You Are Not God

We spend our lives trying to escape the constraints of our created condition. Opening our eyes to this is a significant breakthrough. To be human is to be a creature, and to be a creature is to be finite. We are not God. We are not in control,...

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March 17, 2018 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

Spiritual Heir

When, in 1792, William Carey drew up his epochal work, An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, he gave a sketch of the history of missions. At one point, he distinguished between...

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March 16, 2018 by: Camden Buceyimage

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series.

Strength and Hope

The overwhelming message of Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah is “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,” as Thomas O. Chisholm wrote in the hymn “Great...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 21:00

Can Media Be Effective for Christ?

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March 15, 2018 by: Read Mercer Schuchardtimage

Looking through Rather Than at Media

If contemporary Christians wish to transmit a meaningful gospel to a world awash in meaningless media, then they have a dual dilemma to confront before they can hope to proceed successfully. The first is that they...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 21:00

How to Die for the Glory of God

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March 14, 2018 by: John Dunlop, MD

Facing Death

Coming to the end of life can be very self-centered and that’s antithetical to the gospel. When I die, I want my life to reflect the gospel. The gospel says that death has been defeated. Death is no longer an enemy to be fought.

It galls...

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March 13, 2018 by: Alastair J. Robertsimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. The deliverance from Egypt is not the first example of the exodus pattern in the Bible.

The story of the exodus is anticipated in various ways and through several stories in the book of...

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March 12, 2018 by: Alastair J. Roberts

The Tradition of Passover

When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, it was instituted at a Passover feast. It was an event that looked back to what God had done in Egypt to the deliverance that he had brought his people. But the Passover was always...

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March 11, 2018 by: J. P. Moreland

Logical Contradictions

There are certain understandings of theistic evolution that are logically contradictory. There are some versions of it that aren’t logically contradictory, but some of them are. The most classic one is this: Evolution says that...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 20:00

How Suffering Can Be Our Teacher

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March 10, 2018 by: David Powlison

Learning to Endure

There’s no way you’re ever going to learn endurance without having to keep on going through something hard that doesn’t go away. There’s no way you’re ever going to learn forbearance without having to face...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 20:00

Parenting: A 14-Day Devotional

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March 09, 2018 by: Crossway

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

A New Way to Parent

In his book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul David Tripp says:

I am deeply persuaded that what is missing in most Christian parent’s...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 20:00

Find the Right Bible for Your Church or Ministry

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March 08, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Choose Your Edition

Ministry and outreach editions of the Bible are intended to serve and equip those wanting to distribute God’s Word on a widespread scale. Find one to suit your church or ministry’s needs with a variety of helpful features designed...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 20:00

Free Ebook: ‘Calvin on the Christian Life’

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March 07, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Hard-Earned Conviction

John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history.

In Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever, author Michael Horton writes that Calvin “arrived at his...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 20:00

Is God Far Away When He Feels Far Away?

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March 06, 2018 by: David Powlison

So Crushed in Spirit

There’s a passage in the beginning of Exodus 6 where Moses goes to the people bringing words of hope and promise. It says that people could not even listen to him. They were so crushed in spirit and so under the weight of their...

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March 05, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Giant Print Ministry Edition

The ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print provides the full ESV text in an extra large font and at an affordable price, making this a great edition for ministry use, outreach, and bulk distribution.

Features include:

  • Double-column, paragraph...

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Saturday, 03 March 2018 20:00

Why You Can't Have Science without Philosophy

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March 04, 2018 by: J. P. Moreland

How Two Disciplines Intersect

Sometimes people wonder what in the world philosophy has to do with science. The answer to that is very important for Christians to understand. Firstly, science makes a whole host of assumptions, and every one of them has been...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 20:00

Share the Good News This Easter

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March 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

What We Celebrate

Spring isn’t the only reason to celebrate new growth and fresh starts. For the Christian, this season represents the hope that the gospel brings—new life promised to those who believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Easte...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 20:00

Money Is Not Your Master

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March 02, 2018 by: Philip Graham Rykenimage

The Kingdom of Christ

Each of the men that Solomon executed had one thing that he refused to give up for the kingdom of God. Adonijah had to have Abishag. Joab wanted his revenge. Shimei wouldn’t let go of his servants.

We all face similar...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 20:00

The Life and Death of Jesus: A Theophany

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March 01, 2018 by: Vern S. Poythressimage

Theophany in the Earthly Life of Christ

The Gospels give us records of the life of Christ on earth. His life brings to fulfillment the entire spectrum of theophanies and appearances of God in the Old Testament. Temporary appearances give way to the...

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February 28, 2018 by: Vern S. Poythressimage

The “Back” of God

God is present throughout the events of the exodus. But theophanies represent events of intensive presence that underline the principle that he is always present with his people and that he is faithful to his word and his...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 20:00

An Open Letter to the Suffering Christian

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February 27, 2018 by: David Powlisonimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear friend,

What words can I say to you when your life is hard and you are hurting? If we were face to face, I probably wouldn’t start with words at all. I would want you to talk when you are able. I...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:00

What the Grand Canyon Teaches Us about Ourselves

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February 26, 2018 by: John Piperimage

Pathological at the Grand Canyon

The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments...

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